Submitted to the State Duma, the draft law on “forced unemployed”, if adopted, could help small and medium-sized businesses affected by the pandemic. Olga Petrova, an expert on labor law, a teacher at the RUDN University, a state labor inspector of the Federal Service for Labor and Employment, spoke on this topic on Saturday, November 21.
“This is a huge help for business, but we need a clearer mechanism for receiving these funds. For the period of the pandemic, this is real assistance to small and medium-sized businesses, since they really suffered, ”the expert said in an interview with the TV channel “Star”…
The day before, deputies from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation submitted to the State Duma a bill on the introduction of a new category of unemployed into the legislation against the backdrop of a pandemic.
The document proposes to designate “forced unemployed”. This category means citizens who are not provided with work by the employer due to the temporary prohibition of his activities under the conditions of the introduced high alert regime, emergency situations or other special legal regime, writes “Parliamentary newspaper”…
They are encouraged to pay an allowance not less than their average monthly salary and not less than the minimum wage.
At the end of September, Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed confidence that the problem of rising unemployment will be tackled in 2021. The head of state noted that unemployment should not exceed 4.7% among the economically active population.
As reported in late October, unemployment in Russia fell to 6.5%. The numbers went down for the first time since February.